N-TELOPEPTIDE, CROSS-LINKED, URINE
For monitoring therapy, a baseline specimen should be collected before initiation of therapy. Subsequent specimens for comparison should be collected at the same time of day as the baseline specimen.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Urine, sterile urine container or 24-hour urine container
Aliquot from a well-mixed second-morning void or a 24-hour collection. Specimen must be refrigerated during collection. Collect without preservative.
Specimens contaminated with blood or having extensive hemolysis
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 years
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